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CNYK - East Branch Delaware River Bridge


CNYK - East Branch Delaware River Bridge

Photo taken by John McCloskey Jr. in 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


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BH Photo #455199

Street View 


This bridge is at least the fourth on the site. The original dates back to 1848, when the Erie Railroad erected a timber frame, single-track bridge over the Delaware River at Hancock. An iron truss bridge supplanted it in 1870. Following a head-on collision on the bridge in 1888, the Erie Railroad upgraded this section of road to two tracks in 1889-1890, in the process replacing the Delaware River bridge with a wider, two-span pin-connected crossing. This span was later replaced with the current bridge.

Source: History of Hancock, New York (1888-1998) https://hancock-newyork.com/history-of-hancock-new-york-1888...


Pratt through truss bridge over East Branch Delaware River on Central New York Railroad
Hancock, Delaware County, New York
Open to traffic
- Central New York Railroad (CNYK)
- Conrail (CR)
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- New York, Susquehanna, & Western Railway (NYSW)
(2)9-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.95258, -75.27857   (decimal degrees)
41°57'09" N, 75°16'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/476912/4644548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 62090 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added historical description & categories "9-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Stone piers"
  • March 19, 2022: New photos from Bruce Roberts
  • July 19, 2021: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 22, 2020: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • August 27, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 29, 2014: New Street View added by Ian Martin

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